NSHC Thanksgiving: Energy Times Article & One Reason We’re Thankful

Today, we’re going to lead with One Reason We’re Thankful… because it is the basis for today’s blog! We are thankful for publications and websites, like Energy Times, that help spread the word about Health Coaching, what it is and what it isn’t.

One of our members picked up a copy a few months back and found this article, which explains more about Health Coaching and references one of our founders, Melissa Huffman, BSN, MS, CCNS, CHC.

Click here to read the full article, but here is an excerpt:

Healthcare costs in the US and worldwide are skyrocketing due to the prevalence of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Huffman believes that in response, the healthcare system is transitioning from a focus on the treatment of illness to an increasing emphasis on wellness and prevention.

This need to pare costs also drives the use of health coaches in workplace settings. As Huffman puts it, the need to rein in costs and keep employees healthy are the primary drivers for companies to use health coaching as an employee benefit “that can also positively affect presenteeism (working while sick), absenteeism and employee satisfaction.”

In addition, Huffman says that a growing number of hospitals, accountable care organizations, home care agencies, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices and even hospice facilities are using health coaching to “engage their patients and families as a 50/50 ‘partner’ to achieve better health outcomes while also cutting costs.” (Energy Times, 2018)


Health Coaching has limitless benefits for so many organizations, individuals, and patients. We are thankful to be able to continue growing and supporting this field which impacts so many lives!




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